Aguero scores a hat-trick to epic win
Sergio Aguero's hat-trick kept Manchester City's Champions League hopes alive in a dramatic victory over Bayern Munich
Sergio Aguero's hat-trick - including two goals in the last five minutes - kept Manchester City's Champions League hopes alive in a dramatic victory over Bayern Munich.
CSKA Moscow's late equaliser against Roma in Russia earlier in the evening ensured even a defeat by Bayern at Etihad Stadium would not end City's hopes of reaching the last 16.
But it looked like they would need to win convincingly in Rome in their final game as they trailed to Bayern in the closing moments.
City can now go through so long as they better CSKA's result against Bayern - but if City lose their game against Roma, or it ends in a 0-0 draw, they would go out of the competition.
The Brazilian Dante has downplayed the attacker's performance and feels defensive mistakes cost the Bundesliga champions
Dante: Aguero didn't win Man City the game, Bayern did
Dante has blamed Bayern Munich's defending in their 3-2 Champions League defeat against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday and feels their own mistakes cost them the game, rather than Sergio Aguero's individual brilliance.
"Aguero is a great player but I think the defeat was not because of what City did, it was just two mistakes from us," the Brazilian defender, 31, told Uefa.com.
"These things happen in football. Aguero is a high-quality player and when he gets a chance normally he scores a goal.
"We respect City - they are a great team and, even if we had already qualified in first place, we came here to play and respect the fans.
"Even with 10 men we played well. It was a good performance."
Bayern remain first in Group A with 12 points from five games, while City sit fourth with five points from as many games, level with Roma and CSKA Moscow.
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